Fish in Japanese

From sushi to giant squids, the Japanese are famous for their sea creatures. Being an island nation it's no surprise that fish are an important part of Japanese cuisine - today we take a look at different kinds of 魚, fish in Japanese.

Pronouncing Fish in Japanese

さかな

Sakana

fish

Some of these sea creatures you might find on your plate, and some you might see on a snorkeling trip or in a fish tank peeking out from behind some coral! Either way, this is important vocabulary to know while traveling.

にしん

鰊 / 鯡

Nishin

herring

くらげ

海月 / 水母

Kurage

jellyfish

ロブスター

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Robusutā

lobster

かに

Kani

crab

かき

牡蠣

Kaki

oyster

いか

烏賊

Ika

squid

さめ

Same

shark

いるか

海豚

Iruka

dolphin

くじら

Kujira

whale

さけ

Sake

salmon

ます

Masu

trout

たつのおとしご

海馬

Tatsuno-otoshigo

seahorse

カワカマス

-

Kawakamasu

pike

いがい

貽貝

Igai

mussel

こい

Koi

carp

まぐろ

Maguro

tuna

うなぎ

Unagi

eel

素晴らしいですね!Subarashīdesu ne! You now have a new set of words to add to your Japanese vocabulary list! Food in Japan can contain many new and diverse flavors, so be brave and order something new. You won’t be disappointed!

If you want more on Japanese words then check these out!

Sayōnara!

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